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Forum: The Water Cooler 09-19-2018, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Ger21
+1 Sheet goods by the door, followed by...

+1


Sheet goods by the door, followed by the CNC, then edgebander. All along the outside wall if possible.
Forum: New Forum Members 09-18-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ger21
I wish I could learn a new language and kick out...

I wish I could learn a new language and kick out code that fast.....
Forum: New Forum Members 09-17-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ger21
What exactly are you doing with this 1/8" bit?...

What exactly are you doing with this 1/8" bit? Are you cutting out your part after the 3D carving?
And how deep are you trying to cut in one pass? 0.8"?


I think you'd be fine at 60ipm, if...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 09-17-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Ger21
In Notepad, when you save the file, you may need...

In Notepad, when you save the file, you may need to put the file name in quotes, or it may add a .txt extension to the end.


"filename.tap"


If you just use:


filename.tap
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Ger21
There was a thread about it at CNC zone many...

There was a thread about it at CNC zone many years ago if I recall.


Basically regular wax mixed with HDPE (from milk jugs for example) to make it harder.
Forum: CAMheads How 2 09-11-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Ger21
I don't have a copy of Mach3 in front of me to...

I don't have a copy of Mach3 in front of me to look at.


If it says X+ or X++, click in the box next to it, and it should ask you to press a key. That should be the right arrow key.


I would...
Forum: CAMheads How 2 09-11-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Ger21
Does the machine still move when you run g-code? ...

Does the machine still move when you run g-code?


If it does, try Config > Hotkeys
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Ger21
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I wouldn't fill it in either.
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 09-06-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Ger21
V Carve Pro 9.5 was released today as well.

V Carve Pro 9.5 was released today as well.
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-06-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Ger21
We see the same thing on our $150K Morbidelli,...

We see the same thing on our $150K Morbidelli, with 1/2" bits, especially when the bits are getting dull. Larger bits have higher cutting forces, which can cause even more deflection.

Make the...
Forum: New Forum Members 09-04-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ger21
If you are using a vacuum table, one method is to...

If you are using a vacuum table, one method is to use a sealed plenum drawing through an MDF spoilboard.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Ger21
The only limit to what can be done is the skill...

The only limit to what can be done is the skill level of the operator.


I've used several standard router bits over the years, but always remove the bearings first.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-29-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By Ger21
Big industrial machines are always hardwired....

Big industrial machines are always hardwired. Never seen an issue in 20+ years.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-29-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Ger21
I once attempted a 3/4" deep cut at 1200ipm and...

I once attempted a 3/4" deep cut at 1200ipm and 1500rpm. It managed to ramp all the way in before the 1/2" bit snapped. [nih]
Forum: New Forum Members 08-24-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ger21
1) A properly designed machine should never lose...

1) A properly designed machine should never lose steps, if operated withing it's stated performance envelope.


2) You don't necessarily need to (or want to) cut shallower or faster for more...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-23-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ger21
Sorry, but these guys don't sound all that...

Sorry, but these guys don't sound all that knowledgeable. Imo, of course.
Forum: New Forum Members 08-22-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ger21
Just my opinion, but I think it's a waste of...

Just my opinion, but I think it's a waste of money, at least for woodworking.

Feeds and speeds are not that complicated, and you may find that what you really need can be much different than what...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ger21
Depending on the shape of the part, unwrapping...

Depending on the shape of the part, unwrapping does not always work well. You can sometimes get distortion in certain areas.



You might want to look at DeskProto for machining .stl files on a...
Forum: New Forum Members 08-20-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ger21
I haven't used it, but there are a lot of YouTube...

I haven't used it, but there are a lot of YouTube videos on wrapped toolpaths in Fusion.

You can also do indexed 4th axis.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-13-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ger21
Don't forget to factor in the greed of Corporate...

Don't forget to factor in the greed of Corporate America, who's main goal is to make money for their shareholders, often at the expense of their employees.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-13-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ger21
There's no way any American companies are going...

There's no way any American companies are going to start making large woodworking tools again. The average consumer can't afford them. (or doesn't want to pay what they're worth).


25 years ago,...
Forum: Router Bits 08-08-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Ger21
I'd use a downcut. But if you really want a...

I'd use a downcut.
But if you really want a compression bit, you can have any sharpening service grind the bottom shorter.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-06-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Ger21
Amana makes at least 3 different styles of...

Amana makes at least 3 different styles of spoilboard bits.



I'm guessing you are using the one with knives on the bottom?
Forum: Router Bits 08-06-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Ger21
I tried a few 1/2" Spektra compression bits, and...

I tried a few 1/2" Spektra compression bits, and they work very well. They were comparable to coated Onsrud bits that I've used, imo.


The only problem with coated bits is that if you get them...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Ger21
While some might disagree, I personally think...

While some might disagree, I personally think that Sketchup Pro is a terrible choice for CNC use.
I also am not a big fan of using Aspire to model "real world" items.



Aspire excels at relief...
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